Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

By Fannie Flagg

  • Release Date: 1987-08-12
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 249 Ratings


Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a now-classic novel about two women: Evelyn, who’s in the sad slump of middle age, and gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode, who’s telling her life story. Her tale includes two more women—the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth—who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, offering good coffee, southern barbecue, and all kinds of love and laughter—even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present will never be quite the same again.
Praise for Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
“A real novel and a good one [from] the busy brain of a born storyteller.”The New York Times
“Happily for us, Fannie Flagg has preserved [the Threadgoodes] in a richly comic, poignant narrative that records the exuberance of their lives, the sadness of their departure.”—Harper Lee
“This whole literary enterprise shines with honesty, gallantry, and love of perfect details that might otherwise be forgotten.”Los Angeles Times
“Funny and macabre.”The Washington Post
“Courageous and wise.”Houston Chronicle


  • Love

    By Swooof
    What beautiful storytelling. Heartwarming story of unconditional love, friendship, acceptance and the best tall-tales ever. I saw the movie recently and decided I wanted to read the book, even though the book and movie have been around for a long time. I have to say they were both worth the wait for me. The book, infinitely better than the movie, although I loved the movie too.
  • Fried Green Tomatoes

    By ChadDWillcox
    Wonderful Southern classic!
  • Awesome!

    By Hockey's awesome
    So southern and a funny story and a page turner!
  • Love it

    By jeepdrummer
    Love it it's so cool